Posted: 30 June 2022
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is proud to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The two organisations will jointly strengthen their collaboration to continue to enhance the high standards of transportation for live animals.
WAZA is pleased to take this step forward with IATA to work together to promote the implementation of IATA’s standards and strengthen the implementation of its Live Animal Regulations (LAR).
WAZA CEO Dr Martín Zordan said, “With animal welfare at the heart of WAZA, we are confident that through this partnership, we will be able to facilitate change and improve the current practices of animal transportation.”
With a focus on animal health and welfare, this cooperation will identify ways to collaborate effectively to improve the conditions for legal and safe transportation of live animals.
WAZA and IATA look forward to collaborating to utilise the expertise within WAZA’s network to benefit the conservation and sustainable management of species of wild fauna and flora, while also recommending mutually relevant standards, guidelines, and recommendations.
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the global alliance of regional associations, national federations, zoos and aquariums, dedicated to the care and conservation of animals and their habitats around the world.